Founded in 2012, The BottleHouse Brewery has grown into a 7-barrel brewhouse that focuses on small batch releases and continual innovation with old and new world styles. We take an artistic approach to bringing these hand crafted ales to our local community, opening dialogues to further educate ourselves and our patrons. 2014 saw the opening of The BottleHouse Meadery, which gave us an even broader field of fermentation to work in and experiment and where we have chosen to focus on unique ingredient combinations heavily favoring local products. Our passion for barrel-aging has led us down the path to mixed fermentations and the production of sour and wild beers. In 2016 we opened a second taproom in Lakewood that is dedicated to the production and aging of these unique ales and houses dozens of barrels in various stages of fermentation.

Brian Benchek – Owner/Brewmaster
Jason Kallicragas – Mead-maker/Asst. Brewer

Brewery Details
7 bbl Brewhouse
3 x 7 bbl Fermenters
2 x 7 bbl Bright Tanks
3 x 3 bbl Mead Fermenters
1 x 500L VCT Mead Tank
8 x Oak Barrels (Beer/Mead)
52 x Oak Barrels (Sour/Wild/Cider)

Our Commitment to Local

As a small, community-focused business we believe it is best for everyone if we support the efforts of high-quality, local producers whose values are in line with our own. We try to implement this philosophy where and whenever possible.

-We work closely with Rising Star Coffee Roasters for our flagship stout and for several more upcoming projects
-Our used Bourbon & Rye whiskey barrels come from Tom’s Foolery Distillery
-Our used wine barrels for our sour/cider/mead programs come from M Cellars and South River Vineyards
-The majority of the honey we use comes from Guyette Farms in Aurora and we use Jerry’s heirloom cider apples in our Chorus cider
-The apples, grapes and fruit we use for our products come from Ohio or nearby Great Lakes farms
-We support the fantastic efforts of local chefs like Saucisson and Larder as well as having utilized foraged ingredients with Jeremy Umansky
-10% of our Community Pilsner sales are donated to a rotating roster of local non-profit or arts groups
-Our house board game Alestone was designed and produced by Cleveland game campnay Dead Box Games
-Our trivia nights and other entertainment events are produced by the award-winning Forest City Trivia
Everarbor, a local enviromental start-up uses our spent brewing grains to make am organic fertilizer
-We have a special relationship with Spice Acres and will be releasing special beers this year utilizing fresh from the farm ingredients